His Majesty King Felipe of Spain was in Jordan yesterday, and after being welcomed with an official ceremony, he visited King Abdullah of Jordan to hold talks at the Al Husseiniya Palace.
Their Majesties discussed the bilateral ties between Spain and Jordan as well as updates from the Middle Eastern region. Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan and senior officials from both countries were present in the expanded talks that took place after the one on one meeting between the two Kings.
According to the Royal Hashemite Court, King Felipe and King Abdullah “affirmed the strong Jordanian-Spanish ties, voicing keenness to bolster them further and expand cooperation in various fields, including economy, investments, energy, and infrastructure.”
They both also “stressed that political solutions are the only way to end crises in the region and restore security and stability.”
King Abdullah hosted a dinner in honour of King Felipe and the Spanish delegation accompanying him.
King Felipe is in the country to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and Northern Africa, which runs from 19 May to 21 May, at the Dead Sea. The forum “has the support and participation of Their Majesties, King Abdullah and Queen Rania, as well as the government of Jordan,” according to Casa Real.
The purpose of this event is to focus on the increasing economic reforms taking place in the region, as well as discussing the ongoing situation in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Casa Real also said that the “main decision makers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Levant and North Africa, as well as important international actors from the United States, Europe, East Africa and other regions, will also explore the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
This is the ninth time Jordan has hosted the World Economic Forum with the most recent being in 2015; that year, it was held in collaboration with the King Abdullah II Development Fund.